Latin America, broadband Internet is booming. In the past year, average
connection speeds have increased 40 percent in Chile, 24 percent in Brazil
and 23 percent in Peru. It happens that Peru is where the Fiber To The Home
Council’s annual FTTH
LATAM Conference will be held this week.
more impressive is the increase in peak connection speeds:
percent for Chile
percent for Brazil
percent for Peru
providers in Latin America are helping drive fiber growth by migrating networks
to new access technologies. Multiple systems operators continue to node-split
and also see Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) and DOCSIS 3.1 as a path to
increase bandwidth in the hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network. Telcos continue to
deploy VDSL2 and are starting to look at G.fast / fiber-to-the-distribution-point.
And of course, FTTH has clearly arrived with numerous large scale deployments
across the continent.
cities” is an important topic to be discussed at FTTH LATAM Conference. It
is one that brings together people, information, technology and the environment.
I will explore the role of FTTH and fiber networks and its interaction with
these four pillars of a smart city in a dedicated panel session – “Smart
Cities: The Need for Infrastructure-Based All-Fiber Optical Networks.” This panel discussion will
take place Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10 am PET.
of whether fiber is deployed right to the home or to a node 200 meters or 1
kilometer from the home, fiber’s unlimited capacity and upgrade path is making
the tremendous growth in bandwidth possible. Also during the conference, I will moderate the “CATV Dilemma: HFC or GPON” panel session on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 4:30 pm PET.
solutions bring fiber deeper into the network and are designed to reduce total
cost of ownership while accelerating time-to-market. To learn more, come visit
us at booth #22 at the FTTH
LATAM Conference in Lima, Peru, March 8-11, 2016.